Dominican Republic

Nicholas Wise

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    Race and nationalism have always been contested in the Dominican Republic. There exists long-standing racist sentiment in the Dominican Republic going back to the early-to-mid-1800s, when Haiti controlled the island (from 1822 to 1844). In acknowledging the political struggles over civic nationalism, ethnic nationalism in the Dominican Republic also remains contested in regard to language and race, or distinctly who is Dominican and who is Haitian. Dominicans have long been attempting to defend their sense of civic nationalism, and Haitians, regarded as the other, are often unwelcome outsiders who are discriminated against. This entry addresses the history of contestation between Dominicans and Haitians while assessing Dominicanización, ethnicity, race, nationalism, and antihaitianismo.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism
    EditorsJohn Stone, Dennis M. Rutledge, Anthony D. Smith, Polly S. Rizova, Xiaoshuo Hou
    PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
    Number of pages3
    ISBN (Electronic)9781118663202
    ISBN (Print)978-1405189781
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


    • identity politics
    • migration
    • nationalism
    • race and ethnicity
    • racism


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